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Join Naledi Pandor for the Launch of the First NRF Flagship on Critical Thought in African Humanities at UWC

Invitation to the launch of the NRF Flagship on Critical Thought in African Humanities

 
Becoming UWC: Reflections, Pathways and Unmaking Apartheid's LegacyHandspring Puppet Company (hardcover)The Centre for Humanities Research at the University of the Western Cape invites you to the launch of the first NRF Flagship on Critical Thought in African Humanities.

The event will take place on Wednesday, 2 September, in the School of Public Health at UWC. The colloquium on “The Humanities and its Publics” will run from 2 to 5:30 PM, and the public launch will take place from 6 to 9 PM.

The special guests of the evening are Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor, acting CEO of the National Research Foundation Dr Beverley Damonse, and Vice Chancellor of UWC Professor Tyrone Pretorius.

There will also be performances by the Handspring Puppet Company, Ukwanda Puppet Company and the Reza Khota Quartet.

Read more about the NRF Flagship on Critical Thought in African Humanities:

Located in the Centre for Humanities Research, the flagship is founded on three research thematics: Aesthetic Education, the Becoming Technical of the Human, and Migrating Violence. To enhance public engagement, the Flagship will convene a public lecture series in Athlone, Cape Town, and establish a Factory of the Arts in the former District Six, an area of forced removals in Cape Town.

In the podcast, Premesh Lalu explains what the NRF Flagship on Critical Thought in African Humanities is and what it aims to do. Lalu is a professor of history at UWC and director of the Centre for Humanities Research. He is also editor of Becoming UWC: Reflections, Pathways and Unmaking Apartheid’s Legacy.

Listen to the podcast:

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